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Callisto - Take Two by amberj8 Callisto - Take Two by amberj8
10 years ago, I drew this same image in graphite when I was just starting to figure out how to draw and shade and everything. When I heard Hudson Leick would be attending OzComicCon, I immediately started redrawing it in charcoal. I took it to the Con and had Hudson autograph it in person, which was simply an AMAZING experience. In those 10 years I can see how I've improved - my attention to detail is far greater, my understanding of shading has come a long way, and I'm really proud of how it turned out. This is the link to my first effort: [link]

Callisto will always be my favorite psycho blonde. :)
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AvatarLogan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Sweet!!
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AidanTheMighty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
So perfect Heart 
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jane-love-art Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Just fabolous! You are amazing!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) Glad you like it.
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The improvement is amazing. I checked out the original, which was very well done, but the changes that you have made make such a huge difference. The lightness that you have in the hair is amazing and the detailing in the clothing is spot on. It looks like a photograph. Beautiful work!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out...it's always fun to work on a drawing that you're passionate about, and I think it tends to show in the finished work. Glad you like it, too.
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petitecat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
It took me about 5 minutes to noticed that it's NOT a photo... Incredibly amazing....!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) It was a fun challenge, and I love how well it turned out. Glad you like it.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
has an amazing cinematic quality.
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing pencil work!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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so-long-lonesome Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, looks like perfection :aww: Looks just like a photograph :heart:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. :) Glad you like how it came out.
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so-long-lonesome Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome :la: Lovely as always.
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Doctor-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the contrast!!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible work! WOW! :wow:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) Glad you like it.
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Jellyneau Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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julieloveart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing work! The details are delightful!

Callisto is always gonna be my favorite too XD :heart:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) The details in the armour were a pain, but worth the effort.
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing and beautiful portrait! Callisto was always one of my favorites as well. :) That must have been an incredible experience having her sign it in person. She must have loved it as well! :thumbsup:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) It was fantastic to meet her...she was every bit as amazing as I hoped she would be. She thought my drawing was great, which is always nice to hear. Took a bit of convincing to get her to sign over it...a lot of celebrities I draw are worried it will ruin the picture, but that's how I'm doing my autograph collection. It's lots of fun. :)
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RayPelesko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I'm glad you had that chance to meet her, it'll be one that you will likely remember forever! :) I've had similar opportunities to meet some of the people I've drawn and get their autographs, and those were also pretty memorable moments. Not only are you building an autograph collection, but you'll have stories to tell about each one! :thumbsup:
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misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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misbeavin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Welcome
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MichaelNorwood Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work, Amber. Love it. :clap:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Danmew Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The improvement is insane! Awesome work! :D
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) I spent a lot of time looking back between the two drawings and seeing all the little things I had done better the second time around. I have a lot more patience now, and a better understanding of how to get the right look...it's nice to know I'm growing as an artist.
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Danmew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You most definitely are :D
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PhotonLights Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beyond amazing, great job!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) It was a fun challenge.
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SuiPumpkin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow she's gorgeous! nice work
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) Glad you like it.
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Kim1486 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Erika-Farkas Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work, congrats!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Excellent work! This is wonderful.
Bravo!!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :) I'm pretty proud of it myself.
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TJLArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you.
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AlexLehner Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Callisto is just.. crazy, and my favorite too! :) Very nice work :clap:
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) I love the intensity Hudson brought to the character. No-one else could have played the role quite like her.
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AlexLehner Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree, she's a really great actor!
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windydreams Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow amazing. Fantastic details!
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amberj8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) The armor was probably the hardest part...and all the fly-away hair, but it was worth it.
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